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UPDATE: Autistic boy likely struck by train, killed in East Tennessee

UPDATE: Autistic boy likely struck by train, killed in East Tennessee

March 23rd, 2015 10:18 am by Associated Press

Deputies in East Tennessee say the body of a missing 9-year-old boy has been found along railroad tracks.

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News Regional & National Elections
Things to know about presidential candidate Ted Cruz

Things to know about presidential candidate Ted Cruz

March 23rd, 2015 9:05 am by Associated Press

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz became the first high-profile Republican to enter the 2016 race for president on Monday.

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News Local News Outdoors
'Tis the season for sneezin'

'Tis the season for sneezin'

March 22nd, 2015 9:25 pm by Jessica Fuller

Friday was the long-awaited first day of spring as residents begin to replace scarves for shorts.But for many, it's time to break out the allergy medication.

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Meet your neighbor: FBI agent retires to Johnson City, writes book

Meet your neighbor: FBI agent retires to Johnson City, writes book

March 22nd, 2015 9:22 pm by Trey Williams

It doesn't bug Al Hamlett that he's no longer conducting the interviews, although he occasionally gets wired up enough while sharing memories to request the recorder be paused.

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New nonprofit program to educate, empower people with intellectual disabilities

New nonprofit program to educate, empower people with intellectual disabilities

March 22nd, 2015 9:17 pm by Sue Guinn Legg

A new faith-based nonprofit program to provide individualized educational opportunities beyond high school for people in the Tri-Cities area with intellectual disabilities is conducting an online fundraising campaign to hire its first teacher.

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News Crime Local News
Police: Shoplifting leads to multiple charges for 2 Virgina women

Police: Shoplifting leads to multiple charges for 2 Virgina women

March 22nd, 2015 8:57 pm by Staff Report

Two Virginia women found themselves arrested on shoplifting and drug charges at JCPenney, 2011 N. Roan St., according to a Johnson City Police Department news release.

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News Crime Regional & National Education
Sex assault, drinking push colleges to moment of reckoning

Sex assault, drinking push colleges to moment of reckoning

March 22nd, 2015 2:16 pm by HOLLY RAMER, Associated Press

On college campuses nationwide, the intertwined problems of sexual assault and alcohol are under intense scrutiny as students increasingly speak up and the federal government cracks down. Pushed to a collective moment of reckoning, colleges and universiti

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News Crime Regional & National
This has been a nightmare.': Botched room addition results in criminal investigation

This has been a nightmare.': Botched room addition results in criminal investigation

March 22nd, 2015 2:11 pm by Jeff Bobo, NET NEWS SERVICE

Two area building contractors are now the subject of a criminal investigation after allegedly building a $30,000 room addition so poorly in Mount Carmel late last year that it literally had to be torn down before it fell down and hurt

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Sheriff: Airport attacker had machete, Molotov cocktails

Sheriff: Airport attacker had machete, Molotov cocktails

March 22nd, 2015 2:07 pm by KEVIN McGILL, Associated Press

A machete-wielding attacker who died hours after being shot by a sheriff's deputy who stopped his rampage at New Orleans' international airport had a bag loaded with Molotov cocktails, authorities say.

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Starbucks baristas stop writing "Race Together" on cups

Starbucks baristas stop writing "Race Together" on cups

March 22nd, 2015 2:03 pm by CANDICE CHOI, Associated Press

Starbucks baristas will no longer write "Race Together" on customers' cups starting Sunday, ending as planned a visible component of the company's diversity and racial inequality campaign that had sparked widespread criticism in the week since it took eff

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